Finance & Accounting for Office Administrator & Secretaries

Course Objectives

  • Develop the skills and knowledge required in support of their personal development and roles within their organizations
  • Appreciate the importance of the accounting and finance function with regard to its links with every part of the organization, and its suppliers, customers, shareholders, lenders, and society in general
  • Develop a clear understanding of finance and accounting terminology thereby allowing them to make a valuable contribution to the workplace in meetings or in a supportive role
  • Develop a clear understanding of accounting methods including:
  • bookkeeping
  • preparation of financial statements (Profit & Loss Account, Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statements(
  • basic interpretation of financial statements

Who Can Benefit

  • Secretaries, office administrators
  •  Personal assistants
  •  Executive assistants
  •  Administrative professionals
  • Administration support staff

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Finance and Accounting
  • What is Finance and what are the major sources of Long-term and Short-term finance?
  • What is Accounting and the differences between Financial Accounting and Management Accounting?
  • Bookkeeping – Recording Financial Transactions
  • Depreciation – the various methods and their impact on profit
  • The Financial Statements
  • Preparing basic financial statements – the Profit & Loss Account Income Statement - the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement
  • Key elements – Defined and Explained
  • Profit
  • Revenue & Capital Expenditure
  • Assets – Fixed & Current
  • Liabilities – Current & Long-term
  • Working Capital
  • Net Worth
  • Profit and Cash – what is the difference?
  • Annual Reports & Accounts
  • Basic Evaluation of Financial Statements
  • Basic Ratio Analysis in order to assess performance:
  • Profitability
  • Liquidity
  • Operating
  • Gearing
  • The Cash Flow Cycle and Working Capital
  • Valuing a company – Book Value versus Market Value
  • Costing & Budgeting
  • What is the Cost of Production – Marginal and Total Costing Explained
  • FIFO; LIFO and AVCO Explained
  • Marginal Costing and Break-Even Analysis
  • What-if Analysis
  • Budgets
  • The Benefits & Limitations of Budgets
  • The Essential Features of Budgets
  • Types of Budgets
  • Basic forecasting techniques
  • Preparing a departmental budget
  • Comparing actual performance with the budget
  • Variance Analysis


Code Courses Title Date Venue Price Request
OP03 Finance & Accounting for Office Administrator & Secretaries
14 Oct to 18 Oct 2018 Dubai contact us
09 Dec to 13 Dec 2018 cairo contact us

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